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The relevance of messing around

My school has a process each year called the PGP (Professional Growth Plan) where teachers work in groups or individually to inquire into something they want to learn that will help student learning. This year for my PGP I have … Continue reading

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Diving deeper

  Most mornings I begin the class by projecting an image of an artwork. I have been doing this to facilitate communication skills, building ideas off of each other and ultimately appreciating the beauty of art and how it helps to … Continue reading

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Just hanging out

When I think about my own learning and how I find information, I connected to the first part of Diana Laufenberg’s Ted Talk.  I completed my first degree at the very beginning of the internet so I also had to … Continue reading

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Beyond Lurking

When I first read the word “lurker” I had a somewhat adverse reaction. I am quite familiar with the term from being a long time lurker on Reddit. When I did try to connect and contribute to the community there … Continue reading

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Goals for COETAIL

When thinking about my goals I first looked at the student standards as they are the ones who will be directly affected by how and what I learn during my COETAIL journey. After that, I looked at the educator standards … Continue reading

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My Learning Communities

When thinking about connectivism learning theory the first thing that came to mind is the students in the classroom and how they use their online learning journals as well as the countless prep periods and class time we have spent … Continue reading

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A bit about Flynn

Hey everyone, my name is Flynn McCreath and I hail from Gabriola Island, a little place off the west coast of Canada. I am currently teaching Grade Four at Yokohama International School in Japan.  I love the enthusiasm for learning … Continue reading

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